Portrait of Newsday reporter Rick Brand taken on

Rick Brand

Rick Brand is a longtime Newsday reporter who writes about politics and government on Long Island.

Spin Cycle 5:53 PM GOP Assemb. Al Graf set to screen for Suffolk Leg. race Assemb. Al Graf (R-Holbrook) is taking the biggest step yet toward making a run for
Spin Cycle 4/13/15 New form lets would-be unaligned voters see option clearly Officials are introducing voter-registration forms that for the first time will offer a clearly marked
Spin Cycle 4/5/15 Bellone and Carpenter mend fences at W. Islip diner After more than a year of battling, County Executive Steve Bellone journeyed to Islip for
Spin Cycle 4/5/15 Legis. Palumbo sidesteps Suffolk executive question Freshman Assemb. Anthony Palumbo, whose name has come up as a potential Republican contender for